Mind racing? Unable to relax? Sit back, breathe deeply and focus on these calming words.
Start at the Beginning
Meditation is often seen as something mystical and disconnected from normality. But in fact it's an incredibly powerful tool for reducing stress and is something that can be incorporated into anyone's everyday life. The benefits come from focusing your attention entirely on the present moment and being fully 'mindful' of whatever it is you are doing, rather than letting your mind race back and forth. Once you have perfected this technique, it can be done anywhere and at any time
Head and Shoulders Above the Rest
Pay attention to your head and shoulders. Think about the point between the eyebrows, and the tension stored in your jaw, just under the ears. Scrunch up your muscles as if you were frowning, then widen your face and feel it relax. Breathe in gently and let go of all the tension. Follow with your shoulders, moving them up and down to become aware of how you hold them. Breathe gently in, and then allow them to relax down as you exhalece back and forth. Once you have perfected this technique, it can be done anywhere and at any time
Source - Telegraph